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Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Adopt New Toolkits to Harness the Power of AI

David Egts, chief technologist for the North American public sector at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT), has said there are several tools that could help government agencies facilitate the adoption of artificial intelligence. Those include AI toolkits such as TensorFlow open-source software, predictive analytics tools like Red Hat Insights and AI-based …

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Amazon, Microsoft Emerge as Final Competitors for $10B DoD JEDI Cloud Contract

A spokeswoman for the Department of Defense said Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) are the last two contenders for DoD’s potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Elissa Smith, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, said Microsoft and Amazon were the only companies that met …

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Tiffanny Gates Holds First Place, David Wajsgras Takes Second Place from Mac Curtis, Steve Harris Has Big Week in Weekly Wash100 Voting

The race is on to reach the top of the Wash100 rankings before voting ends on April 30th. With the deadline drawing near, there have been some surprises over the last two weeks as the GovCon community continues to select their favorite executives. A shake-up occurred in the rankings to …

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents David Levy, VP of the Federal Government with Amazon Web Services, His Second Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented David Levy, vice president of the federal government at Amazon Web Services, with his second consecutive Wash100 Award on Wednesday. Executive Mosaic is ecstatic to present the most coveted award in government contracting recognizing Levy for leading Amazon and cloud adoption …

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Arlington County Board OKs Incentive Package for Amazon Northern Virginia HQ Project

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has received approval for government incentives with regard to its plan to establish a new headquarters at development sites operated by JBG Smith (NYSE: JBGS) at National Landing in Arlington, Va. JBG said Monday the Arlington County Board’s five members on Saturday cleared an incentive agreement that would …

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Teresa Carlson Her Fifth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Teresa Carlson, vice president of worldwide public sector business at Amazon Web Services, with her 2019 Wash100 Award for the fifth consecutive year on Monday.  The Wash100 award, in its sixth annual year, recognizes the most influential and impactful executives in …

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Navy Vet Juan Garcia Joins Deloitte Consulting’s Defense, Security & Justice Sector

Juan Garcia, a 26-year U.S. Navy veteran and former leader for global associate development at Amazon, has been named a managing director for the defense, security and justice sector at Deloitte Consulting’s government and public services practice. He will work with federal agencies to help them address workforce transformation goals, Deloitte said …

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Amazon HQ2 to Help Create up to 37,850 Jobs by 2034; Lynn Dugle Quoted

Amazon’s decision to establish new headquarters in Northern Virginia and New York is expected to help create up to 37,850 jobs by 2034, the Washington Business Journal reports. Over the next two years alone, the tech giant plans to to hire 1,200 people in the Greater Washington area to work …

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Northern Virginia, NYC to House Amazon’s Two New HQs

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has officially chosen New York’s Long Island City and Northern Virginia’s Arlington to accommodate its new headquarters with plans to invest $5B and generate at least 50K jobs across the two sites. “These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to …

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Tom Reilly: Cloudera-Hortonworks Merger Aims to Help Enterprises Work Across All Cloud Providers

Tom Reilly, CEO of Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), told CNBC in an interview that aired Friday the proposed merger of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based software firm with Hortonworks (Nasdaq: HDP) will create a new company that will deliver software across all major cloud service providers. “We work on Amazon, Microsoft, Google, the IBM Cloud, …

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